APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY, MARYLAND
VIDEO CLIP TRANSCRIPT:
Alan Stern:….And finally I’d like to recognise one of our Science Team collaborators who’s come over from Europe to help us work with the data a little bit. Some of you may know Dr Brian May. Dr Brian….
BRIAN: Hear me? Probably not. I’m the guy. I’m one of those people in Europe whose been following your every moves on our laptops and TVs, in our offices, in our bedrooms. It’s a thrill to be here with you and what an amazing achievement. You have inspired the world. Thank you.
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A surprise guest at the conference at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Maryland, and a mission collaborator, according to Stern, was Dr Brian May, guitarist with Queen. He said: “It’s a thrill to be with you guys. What an amazing achievement. You’ve inspired the world.” – See more at: http://sen.com/news/pluto-has-a-frozen-heart-and-a-tail-#sthash.Ca2Ri7PL.dpuf
Brian May is attending the Press Conference today….
NASA TO RELEASE NEW PLUTO IMAGES SCIENCE FINDINGS AT JULY 17 NASA TV BRIEFING
NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 17, to reveal new images of Pluto and discuss new science findings from Tuesday’s historic flyby.
17 JULY 2015
Brian May is in the audience of the pluto press conference . 17th Jul, 2015 AT 18:08:27
PRESS CONFERENCE FOOTAGE
NASA VIDEO REPORT:
NASA News Conference on the New Horizons Mission
– https://youtu.be/xAGwxl7FZWw [Brian can be seen from 5:51]
CNN: Josh Earnest, NASA Conference, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, #ArpaioFreeAZ Rally, Chattanooga
– https://youtu.be/_t4uA5eDl1I?t=1191s NASA Press Conference starts 18:20
NASA NEW HORIZONS PLUTO FLYBY PHOTOS AND FIRST
SCIENCE CONTINUES TO SURPRISE AN EXCITE
17 July 2015 by Charles Poladian
EXTRACT: NASA had its own surprise on Earth and introduced Brian May, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist, during Friday’s presentation.
New Horizons has delivered all the goods with Pluto.
The flyby Tuesday was a success and even before the moment, the spacecraft delivered our best look at the dwarf planet and helped determine its actual size. The hits continued Friday with even more photos from Pluto.
After the phone home and first batch of images from NASA’s New Horizons, Pluto dazzled with ice mountains. The surprises continued with chasms and craters on Charon, one of Pluto’s moons. As an added bonus, we got out first glimpse of Pluto’s moon hydra. Pluto and Charon are geologically active, which is another development that surprised scientists. Ahead of the new photos Friday, NASA released detailed images of Charon that revealed a mountain that is stumping scientists.
“The mission has had nine years to build expectations about what we would see during closest approach to Pluto and Charon. Today, we get the first sampling of the scientific treasure collected during those critical moments, and I can tell you it dramatically surpasses those high expectations,” John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said in a statement.
The Charon photo taken at 6:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday from around 49,000 miles has a mountain in the middle of a depression.
NASA had its own surprise on Earth and introduced Brian May, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist, during Friday’s presentation. Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, introduced a flyover video of Pluto and even more of the “frozen plains of Pluto.” The dwarf planet’s atmosphere had its time in the spotlight and it’s made up of nitrogen, methane and hydrocarbons. The weak gravity of Pluto means the nitrogen atmosphere of Pluto is escaping into space.